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Diagnosing Lower Back Pain Causes in Central California

If bending over to pick up the daily newspaper suddenly causes your knees to lock, you know all too well the discomfort that comes with low back pain. For effective relief from lower back pain, turn to an orthopedic specialist at Dignity Health Central California who provide care with humankindness.

Our comprehensive orthopedic team can diagnose the reason for your lower back pain and suggest low back pain treatments with care, dignity, and respect. Find a Doctor today to learn more about low back pain causes and lower back pain treatment in Central California.


Lower Back Pain Treatment at Dignity Health Central California

After diagnosing your lower back pain, your doctor will recommend pain relief options. These may include hot and cold therapy, stretching, anti-inflammatory medicine, and massage.

If your pain does not go away, you may need a back brace, physical therapy, or stronger pain relievers to promote healing and recovery. When other treatments are not effective, your doctor may discuss back surgery as an option.

The goal of our treatment plans focus on providing pain relief based on a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect. Your personal goals and desired healing help guide your care every step of the way.


Understanding Low Back Pain Causes

The cause of your lower back pain can vary. Over-activity can make your lower back muscles feel achy and sore. When discomfort is from overuse, symptoms usually go away on their own.

When your spine is the reason for your pain, other low back pain causes can affect your back. These may include the following orthopedic conditions:

  • Spinal arthritis
  • Scoliosis, a curve in the spine
  • Ruptured, degenerated, or herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal

Your doctor can talk to you about certain risk factors and help you prevent future back pain causes. Get to the root of your back pain and start on the road to recovery. Visit Dignity Health Central California to start your journey to health and well-being.

Dignity Health's orthopedic doctors provide caring treatment options for low back pain in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.